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Who said sales are boring? Here are the best retail jobs, whatever your career goals!

Companies are still hiring

If you’ve been dreaming of scoring big in the world of retails jobs but have no idea where to start, Adzuna’s got you covered. As long as you know where to look, it’s entirely possible to get a great hourly retail job that’ll fulfil your career needs.

Whether you’re looking for a part-time job to help settle those bills or you’re pursuing a full-time career, these job postings in the retail sector will surely work for you!


A roundup of the best retail jobs out there

Sales Associate

As a sales associate, you’ll be tasked with selling the store’s products. Customer service is a big focus in this role, and to excel, you’ll need to build trust between the store and the customers.

Average salary: R214,644 per year


Store Manager

Store managers are responsible individuals that can handle everything at once. Before being promoted to a role like this, you’ll need some experience in retail, and the more you know about every position that helps run the store, the better.

Average salary: R343,937 per year



Buyers are representatives of the stores they work for. They have to select and negotiate the goods that are to be sold in the store. If you’ve got amazing interpersonal skills, they’ll come in handy when working with wholesalers to stock up on your best lines.

Average salary: R316,844 per year


Social Media Manager

These roles aren’t just for corporate companies, and they are any millennial’s dream come true. This role gives you the opportunity to show off your marketing skills through branding and advertising. You’ll also help spread the word about the store through the latest social media channels.

Average salary: R302, 881 per year


Customer Service Representative

Customer service representatives thrive on making customers happy. By helping customers understand the product and answering their questions, you might also be seen as playing a role in sales.

Average salary: R202,000 per year


Bottom Line

Retail jobs don’t all start and end with a cashier position. As you can see, there’s a wide-open field of play, and some of these positions can help you move far up the ladder into a more professional, higher-paying role. If you haven’t already found the job you’re looking for, start browsing Adzuna’s listings today. Who knows, that perfect opportunity might be just as far as the click of a button!